Community farm chicks
27 August, 2020

 

Hartcliffe Community Farm, an 11-acre site in BS13, is available for Community Asset Transfer (CAT) bids, giving community organisations the chance to manage and run the farm buildings, allotments and land as a community hub.

Bristol City Council is looking for groups and organisations with the skills and investment to maximise the site's potential, making it a countryside resource centre that benefits the community. 

 

Power to Change is hosting a two-day virtual festival to celebrate community businesses. 

The festival will feature examples of community businesses from across England, from sports groups and gardening groups to sustainable fashion organisations, and even running a community pub.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 13 August, 2020 - 08:00 to Friday, 14 August, 2020 - 16:30

 

The government has published guidance on the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities in England.

The guidance is for those managing these facilities and supports them in their individual planned re-openings. It signposts a range of different activities that can take place in these spaces.

 

What is this meeting about?

Re-opening after lockdown is throwing up all kinds of issues for smaller community centres. This lunchtime get-together is a chance to share ideas and work-arounds with people from other small centres, pick up tips and info.

What will you learn?

Sharing issues and ideas around re-opening safely.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 16 July, 2020 - 12:30 to 13:30

 

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) has produced guidance to help organisations re-open village and community halls in July 2020.

This version of the guidance was produced 15 June 2020 and is therefore based on a two metre social distancing requirement.

If ACRE update their guidance to reflect the new government regulations on social distancing, we will aim to update the relevant document below.

Since you helped to shape Bristol’s successful Local Access Programme bid to make our social economy more inclusive, the world has changed. But the argument for social enterprise as part of your income diversity remains strong.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 30 July, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00
17 June, 2020

New research on the role that the VCSE sector played during the coronavirus suggests that community organisations should be trusted to lead the post-pandemic recovery.

Climate emergency Bristol
31 January, 2020

 

Voscur has joined a range of other public organisations in declaring a climate emergency and adopted a Climate Action Policy that addresses more strategic issues and sets out some newer ways of working. The climate emergency was declared at the Voscur AGM by Chief Executive Sandra Meadows, and was followed by a speech from Joy Carey, from Bristol Food Network, part of the sustainable food campaign Going for Gold Bristol

2 December, 2019

 

Land use think tank, Shared Assets, has released new research which aims to provide a detailed snapshot of common good land use in England.

Shared Assets is a social enterprise think and do tank that promotes land management for the common good, rather than personal gain.

The group estimates that there are 900 of these groups in the UK and the report maps their activities, as well as their structures and needs.

 

Land use think tank, Shared Assets, offers a range of different resources to support people and community groups that manage land for the common good.

These range from interactive toolkits on tenure models for community or land based enterprises, to written guides on growing food in parks, as well as various reports and research.

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